Xerox Phaser 6180 review

A speedy and great value printer for work or home

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Our Verdict

Excellent print quality and reasonable running costs make this a very good colour workhorse


  • Decent speeds
  • Impressive print quality


  • Colour printing can be quite costly

Xerox's Phaser 6180 is a straight laser printer rather than a multifunction device.

The 6180 has a 400-sheet paper tray, a 150-sheet multipurpose tray and the option of an extra 500-sheet tray if it's needed.

Xerox claims a more modest top speed of 25ppm for black prints, and when printing duplex we managed 21ppm and just under 16ppm. The colour print speed was 12.5ppm, making this machine fairly quick.

Print quality is better than several of its rivals. Black text is so clean-cut that it almost looks like traditional letterpress, colour graphics are bright and full of life, and much to their benefit, photo colours are not overemphasised.

Print costs are 1.5p for black and 7.2p for colour. These are comparable with much of the competition on the black cost but a bit higher for colour printing. Even so, this is an excellent all-round colour laser printer for small business or smaller workgroup uses.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLaser Printer
Standard Input Media Capacity400 sheets
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm)26
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm)20
Product FamilyPhaser 6100
Maximum Print Resolution600 x 600 dpi
Brand NameXerox
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Duplex PrintingAutomatic
Media SizeCustom Size
Duty Cycle60000 pages per month
Recommended UsePlain Paper Print
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed2
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Parallel PortYes
Height469.9 mm
Width398.8 mm
Depth492.8 mm
Media TypeBusiness Card, Card Stock, Envelope, Glossy Paper, Label, Plain Paper, Transparency
Product Series6100
ManufacturerXerox Corporation
Product Model6180DN
Product NamePhaser 6180DN Laser Printer
Product LinePhaser
Manufacturer Part Number6180/DN
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Blazing a new trail among fast, affordable, easy-to-use color laser printers, the Xerox Phaser 6180DN delivers the speed and print quality today's small to medium size businesses have been waiting for. High-performance features and unparalleled ease-of-use deliver spectacular results, page after page.

Platform SupportedPC, Mac
Standard Memory128 MB
Weight (Approximate)28.26 kg